Dr Katie Peterson

Interests

I am a research associate working on the MLSE study. The study aims to develop and fully validate a new clinical test - the Mini Linguistic State Examination (MLSE) - for classifying primary progressive aphasia. I will also use the MLSE to characterize language impairment in other dementias, such as those associated with a movement disorder (e.g. progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal syndrome).

I completed my PhD in the Department of Psychiatry under the supervision of Professor Barbara Sahakian and Professor John Pickard. My PhD research investigated cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Research Focus

Keywords

Language

Dementia

Neuropsychology

Cognition

Apathy

Clinical conditions

Corticobasal syndrome

Dementia

Hydrocephalus

Language disorders

Movement disorders

Primary progressive aphasia

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

George Savulich

United Kingdom

Peter Garrard Web: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/researc...

Trevor Harley Web: http://www.trevorharley.com

Nikil Patel

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2016

    Peterson KA, Savulich G, Jackson D, Killikelly C, Pickard JD, Sahakian BJ (2016), “The effect of shunt surgery on neuropsychological performance in normal pressure hydrocephalus: a systematic review and meta-analysis” J Neurol

    2015

    Peterson KA, Housden CR, Killikelly C, DeVito EE, Keong NC, Savulich G, Czosnyka Z, Pickard JD, Sahakian BJ (2015), “Apathy, ventriculomegaly and neurocognitive improvement following shunt surgery in normal pressure hydrocephalus.” Br J Neurosurg :1-5 Details